Wednesday, May 8, 2013
School receives model fitness banners, and a Play 60 Kinect game system too.
Monday was a very special day for the sixth graders at Ladue Middle School. They spent the last hour being entertained by the St. Louis Rams. Tackle Rodger Saffold hosted a Play 60 Vanna White themed game show. School students, faculty and administrators were given two banners. One was a Character Fitness Model School banner. The other was A Character + American Heart Association banner. As a Rams spokesperson said, “Ladue Middle won this competition by a whole lot.” Over the course of the year, students and teachers were involved in: And the topper, the sixth grade was surprised with their very own Play 60 Kinect game system. The Ram mascot Rampage assisted while Saffold, the former tackle from Indiana University led selected students …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The program is designed to test student knowledge about everything from biology to robotics.
The Ladue School District's Science Olympiad program have garnered statewide recognition. Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad teams both placed first at a state tournament held over the weekend. Students had to build a robotic arm among a series of events that also tested their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. The high school team finished first out of 32 teams and some members walked away from the event with college scholarships from the University of Missouri. LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members: Chloe An Enze Chen Collin Christner Emily Chu Jialin Ding Runpeng Liu Yang Liu Allison Loynd Michael Prablek Rasika Sant Max Schindler Kisan Thakkar Haohang Xu Ben Zhang Eric Zhu Toby Zhu
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
An investigation into a second posting which invoked the image of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter is still ongoing.
In a letter to parents and staff Wednesday, the Ladue School District announced that a police investigation has identified who was behind an Instagram social media account discovered in January that made crude comments about students at Ladue Middle School. Police Chief Rich Wooten confirmed that the source was a juvenile who did not attend Ladue schools. He would not identify the age of the person or where they were from because no actual crime took place. "While the comments accompanying the first post were insulting, the pictures were legally acquired from other social media sites and no laws were broken," the letter to parents said. Police are still investigating a second Instagram account that came soon after the first and made …
The school will receive tickets to see the NFL team next fall.
The St. Louis Rams have announced that Ladue Middle School is one of three schools in the area to be named 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools. According to a news release from the team, Character Fitness "combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise." The team praised Ladue Middle School's participation in the NFL Play 60 program, which encourages children to spend 60 active minutes a day to combat childhood obesity. The school will receive tickets to a 2013 Rams game and a banner. Other schools honored include Mehlville Point Elementary School and Rockwood Woerther Elementary School.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Dr. Vicki VanLaere has been with the district and the school since last fall.
There is more turnover in the leadership ranks at the Ladue School District. After one year with the district and the school, Middle School Principal Vicki VanLaere has announced her retirement. An "e-alert" went out to the school community Friday afternoon. Assistant Principal Greg Baber will serve as Ladue Middle School's Interim Principal for 2013-2014. Another assistant principal, Tiffany Taylor-Johnson, will move to associate principal. Assistant Principal Julie Helm was already scheduled to leave the school to become principal at the district's new Fifth Grade Center in Creve Coeur. Her position will be replaced and the district will also hire a one-year assistant principal intern. The e-alert pointed out that the school would have …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Five candidates for the Ladue School Board are stating their views in advance of the April 2 election.
The five candidates for Ladue School Board answered a variety of questions Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters candidate forum at Ladue Middle School. Couldn't make it? We've got you covered with a live blog of the event. Click on the Cover It Live Box to replay the event.
Friday, March 8, 2013
5 candidates for 2 open positions to state their views on current issues.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis will moderate a public forum for the five candidates running for the Ladue School Board this year. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. Speakers are incumbent Jeff Kopolow; William Shirley, Kisha Lee, Dan Regelean and Sam Goodman. Audience participants will be able to ask questions of any of the candidates. The election is Tuesday, April 2.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Regional tournament held at the St. Louis Science Center.
Thursday, March 7
This information can be found on "Spotlight on Ladue" on the district's website. On Saturday, March 2, the Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team placed second at the regional tournament at the St. Louis Science Center. The team was undefeated going into the final round. Team members are Patrick Naughton, Teddy Vincent, Jeffrey Wang, Melissa Melnick and Julia Lieu.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ladue police are continuing the investigation into bullying of Ladue Middle School students by someone using an Instagram photo-sharing account.
In an update to members of the Ladue School Board this week, acting superintendant Judy Sclair said the photo-sharing service Instagram had agreed to turn over account information to the Ladue police as part of an investigation into online bullying of students at Ladue Middle School. The case involves a series of photos of children with derogatory comments circulating on the social media site. Sclair, the superintendent for human resources who is the acting superintendant, indicated in the update that the investigation might lead to a grand jury review, but that any resolution could take at least a month as investigators sift through the information. "We want to investigate to find out who the culprit is," she told board members this week …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A vague threat invoking the picture of the man behind the Newtown, CT school shootings prompted Ladue School district officials to take extra security precautions last week.
A spokeswoman for the Ladue School district said administrators there continue to speak to students in the wake of a pair of Instagram accounts which gave officials and police authorities headaches last week, but "have not turned up any substantial information" about who was behind them Susan Dielmann told Patch Tuesday. Last week, an account called "Ladue's Ugliest" circulated around Ladue Middle School, containing photos of students and crude comments, many of which were countered by students themselves who spoke out on the social media platform to fight back. Then, on Wednesday, another account emerged, with a profile photo of the shooter in last month's deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT. The account said people who had complained …